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Waders No Substitute for PFD
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Waders No Substitute for PFD

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — As temperatures continue to fall across the Mid-Atlantic, the Coast Guard would like to remind you that waders are not a substitute for life jackets. Waders are great at keeping you warm and dry, but if you fall into the water they can act as an anchor, making a precarious situation much...

Coast Guard Rescues California Anglers from Capsized Boat
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Coast Guard Rescues California Anglers from Capsized Boat

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen Monday morning after their boat began taking on water and then capsized a half mile off Tomales Bay. California Highway Patrol personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders Monday morning reporting a capsized boat, with three people sitting on the hull around 9:30 a.m. Sector San...

Coast Guard Cautions Anglers and Boaters About Cold Water
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Coast Guard Cautions Anglers and Boaters About Cold Water

WILMINGTON, N.C. — As temperatures drop along the mid-Atlantic coast, the Coast Guard urges all boaters and anglers to prepare for the water temperature, rather than the air temperature. Hypothermia occurs as your body temperature falls below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The average water temp along the mid-Atlantic during the winter months is 53 degrees Fahrenheit, which...

Flats Boat Swamps on Rough Tampa Bay
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Flats Boat Swamps on Rough Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boat crew rescued a man from a 19-foot vessel taking on water near MacDill Air Force Base, Thursday. The 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew transferred the man to Williams Park Marina in Tampa without medical concerns. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders were notified by a...

Anglers Urged to Observe Safety Precautions While on the Water
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Anglers Urged to Observe Safety Precautions While on the Water

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department are urging the public to heed risks and enact recommended safety practices when fishing along Texas coasts and waterways. So far in 2021, 19 people have drowned while fishing in or near Texas waters, nine of whom were wade fishing, or fishing on foot...

Coast Guard Rescues 4 on Tampa Bay
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Coast Guard Rescues 4 on Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boat crew rescued four people from a 19-foot vessel taking on water in Tampa Bay, Sunday. The 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew transferred the four people to the Ft. DeSoto boat ramp where one person was sent with EMS for medical concerns. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg...

Coast Guard Cautions Surf Anglers, Swimmers on Rip Currents Along Gulf Coast
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Coast Guard Cautions Surf Anglers, Swimmers on Rip Currents Along Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS:  The Coast Guard strongly urges beachgoers and surf fishermen to be aware of rip current conditions after two cases this past weekend along the Gulf Coast. In the first case Sector Mobile watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew to assist three swimmers caught in a rip current...

Coast Guard Rescues Anglers Off Florida Keys
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Coast Guard Rescues Anglers Off Florida Keys

MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew rescued three people aboard a 19-foot vessel taking on water, Sunday, near Molasses Reef. The mariners were safely returned to Homeowners Park by the Islamorada boat crew and reported in good health. Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew contacted Sector Key West watchstanders at approximately 1:40 p.m., reporting a...

Shark Attacks Commercial Fisherman Off Louisiana
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Shark Attacks Commercial Fisherman Off Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured crew member from a fishing vessel after a shark attack approximately 35 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Friday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 12:51 a.m. via VHF-FM channel 16 from personnel aboard the fishing vessel Moon Glow stating a 64-year-old male crew...

Coast Guard Rescues Boaters at Chincoteague Inlet
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Coast Guard Rescues Boaters at Chincoteague Inlet

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va.— The Coast Guard rescued 3 people in Chincoteague Inlet after their sailboat ran aground during severe weather Wednesday afternoon.   Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center received notification of the distress at approximately 2:22 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast.  Sector Virginia also launched crews aboard a...